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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Feb 1, 2006 11:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

That seems to be the rumor.

If you mosey on over to the IMDB boards, it appears that a couple of books have been optioned. I forget her name, but a woman who wrote a book about him (Dark Star?) while he was still alive, was told by Garcia that nothing could be optioned until 10 years after his death, apperently, she has obided by this request.

Now, i, as does everone, have mixed feelings on this. First, it may NEVER happen. Second, without the rest of the band on board, it would be a BIG disaster, and we know how beligerent they can be when it comes to the media.

Assuming, everything works out, and the film is done with dignity and class, there lies a BIG BIG question:

WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY GARCIA?

Now i know this seems odd, but only one name keeps popping into my head about this, and as odd as it seems, it makes perfect sense to me....

heres a pic:
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0290145/Ss/0290145/FP_007.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Strathairn,%20David

To me, this would be inspired casting. Hes a SanFran native born an bred. Hes got that "look" about him. Hes probably a fan, maybe even knows some of the band. They probalbly would ALL approve. He would probably be honored. The only thing is that he would have to pack on a FEW (30??) pounds ala DeNiro in Raging Bull. Grow the hair out a little bit, slap a beard on, and there ya go! Plus, hes a fantastic actor.

YOUR THOUGHTS?? (heres the article below)

Music news

Jerry Garcia movie planned

Rock legend Jerry Garcia, frontman for the band Grateful Dead, is set to receive some film treatment after producers revealed there is to be a biopic made about his life.

The proposed movie will reportedly focus on the star's recovery from a drug-induced coma and will be produced by Justin Berfield, who appears as Reese in the TV sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.

Berfield has apparently optioned two biographies, 'Captain Trips' and 'One More Saturday Night' with his current business partner Jason Felts and the pair are currently in negotiations with the band and Garcia's ex-wife Carolyn to include several of the late rockers favourite songs in the movie.

"Jerry's story deserves to be told with colour and sound, and we are going to bring him alive in a movie," Carolyn said.

"I'm excited and happy to help it happen, to help reflect Jerry's genius and his generous spirit accurately. There are so many stories to share."

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Poster: shanebrant Date: Feb 2, 2006 12:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

it would be a great idea.
although, i would hate to see hollywood fuck up the real story of jerry garcia

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 4, 2006 7:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

Chris Tucker would make a perfect Garcia...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 4, 2006 7:50am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

Bob Weir - he's got the beard and he can gain the weight. Since he knew him forever and a day, he can fake the solos for the camera since the sound will be overdubbed anyway. More importantly, Bobby gets paid to act and will likely receive other revenue streams.

A win-win for Bobby (and fans don't have to listen to him try and play slide).

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Feb 2, 2006 4:56pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

Let's let Jerry rest in peace. It is impossible to reduce the Music Master into a film -- just continue to release CD's and DVD's and let the music be Jerry's biographer.
In order to accurately portray this self-less soul the film makers would have to capture Jerry's interior life -- not just his thoughts about music but go deep into his Being -- an impossible task --- they couldn't possibly understand this man. Once again, let's just continue to release CD's and any available DVD's and let the music speak for Jerry. Please!

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Poster: patkelley Date: Feb 2, 2006 1:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

I dont like the idea, and I dont think Garcia would like it either. His legacy is his music, not the sad story of his life. Furthermore, I dont think there would be much material other than his musical experiences, which brings us back to his legacy being his music.

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Poster: theGreenManalishi Date: Feb 4, 2006 12:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

...John Belushi, of course

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Poster: RastaMike Date: Feb 4, 2006 6:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??


Hey Now, It is well known that Jerry liked a good movie. But as an earlier post explained Jerry was about the MUSIC, not the image. I do think a flic documenting his last few days would be a good story to tell. All the party involving a Dead tour, then having to go home,and come down.
Remember his last wife was a filmmaker. You know the one from NC that some how got Jerry's money. So, the will be a movie,better save up though as Carolyn Garcia does'nt come cheap. Wonder how much that toilet raised at auction?

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Feb 2, 2006 8:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

heh, don't know....David? make his ears a bit pointy ala spock and u may have a drummer in the movie.....lol

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Poster: Tripps86 Date: Feb 4, 2006 9:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

How about this guy?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089573/

He played Jerry in "Half Baked."

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Poster: rioblanco Date: Feb 4, 2006 11:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GARCIA MOVIE PLANNED? WHO WOULD PLAY HIM??

Jack Black.....definately Jack Black.

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